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Santa’s Reindeer Round-up

December 21
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Every day until December 21, 2014
Help Santa find his reindeer! Pick up a Reindeer Round-up map at the Downtown Info Kiosk or at a participating location, spot Santa’s reindeer and be entered into a drawing for prizes! Keep checking here for participating locations and details to play along.   More Holiday Events HERE!

Tree Decorating Contest

December 21
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Every day until December 21, 2014
Stores, restaurants and offices all over Downtown Santa Cruz will be displaying decorated holiday trees. Vote for your favorite between November 28th and December 21st, and you could win Downtown Dollars! Tree locations, voting and photos coming soon – keep checking back. More Holiday Events HERE.

Free Family Movie

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every day until December 21, 2014
The Historic Del Mar Theatre once again sponsors our Free Family Movie this holiday season. The featured film will be MARY POPPINS!  The Free Family Movie will screen on Saturday, December 20th at 10am, and on Sunday, December 21st at 10am. Cheerio, loves! Please bring a donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank. More Holiday Events HERE!

Toy Trains 2014

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until December 21, 2014
Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of an O gauge diesel with all the latest electronic features. Hear the roar as the diesel starts up, the blast of the mighty horn, the…

Victorian Carriage Rides

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a good old-fashioned ride in a horse-drawn Victorian Carriage, from the Santa Cruz Carriage Company. It’s a delightful family outing or a romantic date. Saturday, Dec 13,  3-6pm Sunday, Dec 14, 1-4pm Saturday, Dec 20, 3-6pm Sunday, Dec 21, 1-4pm   More Holiday Events HERE.

The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Nutcracker — the original Santa Cruz production, with live orchestra! December 19, 20, 21 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our twelfth anniversary production with 51-piece orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin.  Audiences will be dazzled by guest stars: starring alumna Lauryn Winterhalder of Sacramento Ballet opening night and alumna Melody Mennite Walsh of Houston Ballet Saturday and Sunday.  70 local dancers  perform choreography by Robert Kelley.   Friday, December 19th 8pm Saturday,…

Santa at Marini’s Candies

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come visit the jolly man himself during the holiday season. Take a photo for your scrapbook! Santa will be for your visit during the following hours: 2:00pm – 6:00pm on the following days: Saturday, December 6th Sunday, December 7th Saturday, December 13th Sunday, December 14th Friday, December 19th Saturday, December 20th Sunday, December 21st Monday, December 22nd   More Holiday Events HERE!

The 12 Acts of Christmas Kids’ Aerial Show

December 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Take a break from holiday shopping and come out for a fun, magical holiday afternoon with your kids, or just bring the kid inside you, to Wide Blue Yonder’s 12 Acts of Christmas, where you can join the gravity-free world of aerial dance with audience participation, snacks, singing and fun. Wide Blue Yonder dancers and creator Lisa Christensen say, “We wanted to give back to the community, our family and friends and The 418 for the support given to us…

Christmas With the Santa Cruz Chorale

December 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In keeping with the tradition of recent years, the Chorale’s Christmas concert presents musical gems from centuries past, as well as contemporary interpretations of the season’s message. Three of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Christmas Vespers,” Psalm settings for choir, instrumentalists, and soloists, recreate the festive atmosphere of a Renaissance Christmas. Compositions by Lauridsen, Whitacre and Tavener add a distinctly different sense of mystery and wonder. Carols, familiar and new, bring you joyously into the center of this wonderful season. Saturday, December 20,…

The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker — the original Santa Cruz production, with live orchestra! December 19, 20, 21 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our twelfth anniversary production with 51-piece orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin.  Audiences will be dazzled by guest stars: starring alumna Lauryn Winterhalder of Sacramento Ballet opening night and alumna Melody Mennite Walsh of Houston Ballet Saturday and Sunday.  70 local dancers  perform choreography by Robert Kelley.   Friday, December 19th 8pm Saturday,…

Santa at Marini’s Candies

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come visit the jolly man himself during the holiday season. Take a photo for your scrapbook! Santa will be for your visit during the following hours: 2:00pm – 6:00pm on the following days: Saturday, December 6th Sunday, December 7th Saturday, December 13th Sunday, December 14th Friday, December 19th Saturday, December 20th Sunday, December 21st Monday, December 22nd   More Holiday Events HERE!

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.

Toy Trains 2014

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until December 24, 2014
Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of an O gauge diesel with all the latest electronic features. Hear the roar as the diesel starts up, the blast of the mighty horn, the…

Board Game Night

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

December 24 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Let’s Talk About the Movies – “Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia””

December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This informal movie discussion group meets at the Del Mar mezzanine in downtown Santa Cruz. Movie junkies are invited to join in on Wednesday nights to pursue the elusive and ineffable meanings of cinema. Discussion begins at 7 pm and admission is free. For more information visit the Google group here. Wednesday, July 2nd, we’ll be discussing “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia.” Plot outline: In this documentary, Gore Vidal’s acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade…

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Steamed buns at Pop-Up

December 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

December 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

December 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Toy Trains 2014

December 26 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of an O gauge diesel with all the latest electronic features. Hear the roar as the diesel starts up, the blast of the mighty horn, the…

Toy Trains 2014

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until December 28, 2014
Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of an O gauge diesel with all the latest electronic features. Hear the roar as the diesel starts up, the blast of the mighty horn, the…

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Idaho Stampede

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Idaho Stampede. Doors 6pm. Tip off 7pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Canton Charge

January 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Canton Charge. Doors 6pm. Tip off 7pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Canton Charge

January 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Canton Charge. Doors 6pm. Tip off 7pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com

Munching with Mozart

January 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every month on the third Thursday
Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Reno Bighorns

January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Reno Bighorns. Doors 6pm. Tip off 7pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com

Santa Cruz Warriors vs Bakersfield Jam

January 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Warriors take on the Bakersfield Jam. Doors 6pm. Tip off 7pm. Tickets and info: SantaCruzBasketball.com
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